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name and where you are from? >> my name is daniel and i'm from baltimore maryland. >> jeffrey toobin. he has a real talent for taking esoteric legal stuff from the supreme court and putting it into context that you can understand. >> is this a book you wanted to read before you came today or were you inspired to buy it after you saw him? >> i read it before as i'm today and he is a new book out that i want to take home. >> are there any other books you recommend as well? .. list back. >> i just it cannot think you all nine of the girl letting me into your lives to share this story with the world. he would don know it but public education is our most pressing public social moral compass. positions are entrenched and there is rhetoric on all sides. somehow we are at a point* frustration is that such us the rear that teachers are the villains and they're shutting down schools all over the country. as a writer i went looking in the pressure cooker of schools to raise test scores against the clock and what we're throwing away. instead i a mad passionate dedicated teachers that the
. >> host: john in baltimore, you are on with -- professor john lewis gaddis. >> caller: i have a question. as a high school instructor i was interested in exporting what you discussed with your reliance on the classics and the new curriculum you have been doing and being your opinion i was wondering which classics do you think could be used to best in for u.s. foreign policy regarding the situation in israel. >> guest: the problem with influencing u.s. foreign policy is policymakers don't read classical works. nobody in government has the time. henry kissinger famously said years ago that policymakers bring into the job the intellectual capital accumulated before they took the job and they draw down on it and that means what they learned in school. our program at yale is not a program of trying to influence current policy in any regard. we are not a think tank or anything like that. we are trying to think about what kinds of books you want the leaders of the country who may not be the leaders of the country for another 30 years what books would you want them to read and that was how we th
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